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I'm doing my taxes and I have a simple question to those that already do their own.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by rick sample, Jan 31, 2009.

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    This is the 2nd year I'm doing my own taxes via taxcut. Anyhow, I got married last year. My question is that before we got married and did our state return the year before, I got back $90 and she got back around $120. Our income hasn't changed at all, this year we are filing a joint state return and it says our refund is only $20.

    I did some playing around with the program and put as if we were married, but filing separate. The refund for me was almost $100 and the refund for her was almost $100 as well. So why is it so much less if we file together on state returns?
    SEMrush
     
    rick sample, Jan 31, 2009 IP
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    shallowink Well-Known Member

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    which state? tax laws differ on the state level. I would hazard a guess the tax program missed or miscalculated the standard deduction. Also did the amount of tax deducted from both of your paychecks stay the same?
     
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    It's for Ohio. Here the state has a free online program. I entered my info in that and in my taxcut software. Both said if we filed jointly we would get back only $20.

    Our pay pretty much stayed the same. For example, I made about 700 more. But they also took out a little more state tax as well. We've both always for the last 5 years got back around $100 each from state.
     
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